Earlier this week I marked another culinary first when I made eggplant parmigiana. I love eggplant parmigiana; my grandmother "Nana" perfected this meal and cooked it through out my childhood. More recently my mother has continued the tradition perhaps even surpassing Nana's home recipe. My initial attempt was good but could not compare to either Nana's nor Mom's, but I was proud of the food I plated and it was savory enough that it barely lasted more than 24 hours; despite making a huge tray.
Here is a close up of my dinner plate. The eggplant is accompanied by linguine in a spicy marinara sauce I also made (covered with a healthy pinch of parmesan).